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last modified July 25, 2015 by strypey

­­­­­­Welcome to the Users' Group!

An Unofficial Space for CoActivate People


  • Features Wishlist : A list of new features or UI (User Interface) tweaks requested by users on the email list. 
  • FAQ : A list of the questions new (and not some new) users have about using CoActivate. Eventually we can use these to create some user friendly help/ tutorial pages.
  • Wiki Instructions : A set of instructions for using the CoActivate wiki.
  • SandBox : a space to play around and get comfortable with editing pages. 


What's this for?

I'd like to have a place to get together with other people who work on CoActivate.org -- both some of the programmers working on the code running the site, and some of the users doing their work with the site.  I'm looking forward to:

  • Sharing stories and tips about how people have used CoActivate to support their initiatives
  • Learning more about what we're all doing with CoActivate and why, and generally getting to know one another
  • Talking about what's missing from CoActivate and how it could be more useful


Where am I? Or, What's in a Name?

If you have returned to this site after a long absence, you may be confused about where exactly you are. CoActivate.org was once known as OpenPlans.org, and though the name has changed, it is still a place for people to come together for online collaboration and community building around projects. To clear up any lingering confusion or to catch up on our current terminology, visit A brief history of CoActivate, OpenPlans, and so forth .

OpenCore Rename : An ongoing brainstorm about a potential new name for OpenCore, the software which powers CoActivate.org


What will we do?

I'm not sure!  I hope that we can develop an answer to that question together over time.  To start off, I thought I'd set up this space for communication and try to get things going with a few discussions -- and we'll see where things go from there.

I've started two initial topics on the mailing list to kick things off.

  • Introductions: An open thread for people joining the project to introduce themselves and meet the other people in this group.  There are so many people doing great stuff with CoActivate projects, and I'm looking forward to learning more about who you are and what you're doing.  Over time, this can also help new people get situated when they join the group.
  • How I've Used CoActivate: A thread to talk about what motivated us to create our projects, the broader goals we're working to achieve, and the methods and tools we've employed within our virtual spaces here to get things done.

Who's this for?

Anyone who's interested in using CoActivate and talking about making it even better.

Membership doesn't come with any obligations -- since everyone's busy, membership in a group like this shouldn't feel like a burden to anyone.  Inst­ead, it's just an open forum for people to drop in and share their thoughts.

If this sounds interesting, I hope you'll join ­this project!­


(How did I make that "JOIN" button?  Read about action links )


(Who am "I"?)

Hello!  My name is Ethan.  For the past two and a half years I've been a developer of OpenCore, the software that runs CoActivate.org.  I became involved through my job at The Open Planning Project and though I'm no longer at TOPP, I am still actively working on the OpenCore software.  You can find out more about me on my profile or my introduction on our mailing list, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas about this project.

What have others added?

  • ­ Features Wishlist : A list of new features or UI (User Interface) tweaks requested by users on the email list. 

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